Braves snap Yankees' 10-game win streak
AP June 21, 2012, 12:39 am TWN
NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate as the Atlanta Braves held on to beat New York 4-3 on Tuesday night, ending the Yankees' 10-game winning streak.
The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the second time in nine games.
Jason Heyward singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning off Hiroki Kuroda (6-7). Heyward also tripled and scored, and nailed Mark Teixeira at home with a strong throw from right field.
Rookie Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs and Jones delivered an RBI double for the slumping Braves.
Tim Hudson (5-3) labored through five innings and four relievers preserved the lead. Craig Kimbrel closed for his NL-leading 20th save.
Cubs 2, White Sox 1 At Chicago, Travis Wood pitched six strong innings for his first win as a starter in more than a year and the Cubs beat the White Sox.
David DeJesus drove in two runs with a single in the third inning. He led off the ninth with a triple, but Jake Peavy finished his complete game by striking out Steve Clevenger looking at a 2-2 pitch with runners on second and third.
The Cubs handed the White Sox their sixth loss in seven games.
Wood (1-3) came away with his first win since a relief appearance for Cincinnati at Pittsburgh on Aug. 19. He hadn't won as a starter since he beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last June 15. He allowing one run and four hits while striking out five and walking four.
Mets 5, Orioles 0 At New York, Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings and Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer as the Mets beat Baltimore for their second straight shutout of the Orioles.
Santana followed R.A. Dickey's second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score Monday night in the series opener.
It was the second time this month that Santana and Dickey have thrown back-to-back shutouts.
Santana (5-3) had a pair of shaky outings after his no-hitter, but he was back in fine form against the suddenly punchless Orioles. The left-hander allowed four hits and struck out five.
Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch each worked an inning to finish the five-hitter and extend Baltimore's scoreless streak to 21 innings, dating to Sunday's 2-0 victory in Atlanta.
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